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  • Afghan election could reset US-Kabul relations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday gives the U.S. a new chance to fix relations with Kabul, which are in deep discord after more than 12 years of war and repeated fallings-out between the White House and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. While many Americans have...

  • Russian envoy urges US officials to 'do yoga'

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says U.S. officials should do yoga and watch TV comedy series to ease what he calls their irrational fixation on punishing Russia over Ukraine. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov's comments to the Interfax news agency Thursday reflected simmering...

  • Obama signs law providing Ukraine loan guarantees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine. The legislation signed by the president on Thursday also punishes Russia for its bold annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea. The law calls for the direct imposition...

  • White House: Israel, Palestinians taking 'unhelpful' steps

    The White House on Wednesday called recent actions by Israel and the Palestinians “unhelpful,” and warned that they threatened to undermine already fragile Middle East peace talks. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration was “disappointed” by...

  • White House: Obama hasn't made decision on releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had not made a decision on whether to release spy Jonathan Pollard. “The president has not made a decision to release Jonathan Pollard,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

  • Prospect of Jonathan Pollard release renews debate in defense, intelligence circles

    The prospect of releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has outraged some in the U.S. defense and intelligence community despite a softening of that stance in recent years among prominent lawmakers, former diplomats and other respected leaders.

  • Deflating America is part of our foreign policy

    Japan recently turned over to the United States enough weapons-grade nuclear material to make dozens of nuclear bombs. This was one of President Obama's few foreign policy "successes," as part of his nuclear disarmament initiative. But his foreign policy successes may be more dangerous than his...

  • How foreign is Obama's policy in the White House?

    Many people are lamenting the bad consequences of President Obama's foreign policy, and some are questioning his competence.

  • White House sidesteps questions about releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    White House spokesman Jay Carney sidestepped a question about whether the U.S. is weighing the possibility of an early release for Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for concessions in the Mideast peace talks. Carney did not respond directly when asked Monday afternoon if he would break...

  • White House: Russia should pull back troops to 'pre-crisis' levels

    The White House on Monday urged Russia to drawdown military troops to “pre-crisis positions and levels" and said the U.S. would not negotiate over Ukraine's future without the consent of the Ukrainian people.

  • Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point. Kerry landed in Israel late Monday before heading to Jerusalem for...

  • Can foreign policy be a winning issue for Republicans?

    Conventional wisdom has it that Americans don't care about foreign policy because they're tired after more than a decade of conflict. But they're certainly paying attention.

  • US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine

    PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic. As Kerry called...

  • Free nations should band together to promote shared values

    Americans wanted to know how the president planned to end the Great War and prevent the next one. And so, on September 27, 1918, Woodrow Wilson took to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. There, amid the beaux arts glitter and gilt, he declared that what the world needed was a League of...

  • US mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — American mediators held urgent contacts with Israeli and Palestinian officials Sunday in hopes of salvaging troubled Mideast peace talks — searching for a formula to bring the sides back together and extend the negotiations beyond a current late-April deadline. Officials...



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